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Egypt considers space program

Egypt is looking into establishing a satellite-carrying rocket launch station, in a step that will allow Cairo to firmly put its feet on the path of satellite technology and space science.
An Ariane V rocket is seen on the launchpad at the European Space Center at Kourou in French Guiana, on the November 26, 2019. - The launcher is carrying 2 satellites, the TIBA-1 communications satellite for the Government of Egypt, built by Airbus and Thales Alenia Space, and the Inmarsat GX5, a mobile communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space for Inmarsat. (Photo by jody amiet / AFP) (Photo by JODY AMIET/AFP via Getty Images)

Egypt is looking into establishing a satellite-carrying rocket launch station on its territories, Mohamed al-Qousi, CEO of the Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA), told Al-Monitor.

The feasibility study is ready and awaiting the approval of the political and security leadership before it can be implemented, Qousi said, without specifying an implementation date. He noted that Egypt does not currently have a problem in seeking the help of foreign countries in the process of launching satellites.

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